Are there?let someone else make him one of their highest paid players then, there are better options at 9 than Brailey right now in similar $$$ ballpark. point from HB above re Mahoney
What ballpark are you talking?
Seems to be a pretty high demand position. In what ways are these other guys better?
He made the 5th most tackles in the NRL and touched the ball more than any other player.
On average he drops to 11th most tackles, but still first for touches. Yet ranks 338th for handling errors (average).
To me he is consistently doing a pretty good job, a lot of weeks he is one who narrowly misses out on my 3-2-1. Wouldn't be many games I'd have him outside our top 10 for the week and many he'd be in top 5-6.
He certainly isn't lighting up the NRL and shouldn't be paid as though he is, but I don't think he is very easily replaced.
A lot of the criticism of him seems to be his running style (look for pass) or that he always passes towards the side of a player the commenter doesn't like as much, neither in my mind are very good criticisms.
SJ, Katoa, Ronnie, Ramien, Wilton, Woods, Tolman, BHU, Talakai, Tracey, Moylan, Rudolf, Trindall, Jack Williams - that's 14 players right there that were better than Brailz
You will probs find that reflected in the 3-2-1 voting as well
IMO Brailey contributed more positively to our season that every single one of those players across the season, although many had better individual games.
A few of those players I would agree are better than Brailey. None of those bench forwards except Woods contributed as much as Brailey.
Most of those players are easier to get a similar or better replacement for than Brailey is.